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The Position: Operations Analytics Associate - Chicago, IL
Chomps, the Better-for-You, Whole30 approved meat snack brand, is looking for a Operations Manager to join our team and become part of our growth journey. This position will be responsible for executing the day-to-day activities in support of a productive and profitable operation. The Operations Manager will be involved in multiple functions of operations including Production, Quality Assurance, and Logistics. This position will be based in downtown Chicago with periodic travel required.
The ideal candidate has experience with operations within the CPG and Food & Beverage space. The Operations Manager should have a track record of proactively and successfully managing day-to-day operations while identifying performance improvement opportunities through cross-functional collaboration and data analytics. Must enjoy solving complex puzzles, take pride and ownership, and be a proactive analytical thinker.
Support S&OP process to calculate demand and inventory related needs / metrics
Support supply chain needs including purchase order replenishment and logistics planning
Regularly refine and review criteria for production model to support production forecasting, ingredient ordering, and packaging requirements
Proactively research and problem solve any opportunities, trends, or threats that may negatively impact operations
Develop and execute on operational performance improvement (PI) opportunities
Desired Skills and Qualifications:
Must work well in an autonomous environment and have a results-driven mindset
Desire to engage across multiple cross-functional teams while leading a variety of PI initiatives
Passion for entrepreneurship
Possess a strong desire to successfully grow within the Chomps organization
2-5 years experience in operations, supply chain, production planning, (CPG experience is a plus)
Strong strategic skills with experience in annual business planning & interaction with executive leadership
Strong analytical skills including high proficiency in Excel, syndicated data analysis (IRI & Spins), budget planning, and management reporting development in PowerPoint
Lean Six Sigma Certification is a plus
BA/BS Degree required, focus on Supply Chain, Operations, Finance, and/or Economics preferred
Competitive Salary, Performance Bonus, Health Insurance, Equity Potential
Benefits, travel, and phone stipend
Chomps is a better-for-you meat snack brand that produces the highest quality snack sticks currently on the market. They’re made with just a handful of ingredients including Grass-Fed & Pasture Raised proteins. Chomps were the first snack stick brand to achieve the Non-GMO Project Verification and Whole30 Approval. They’re also Certified Gluten Free and Certified Paleo. Best of all, they taste amazing and customers love “chomping” as evidenced by the brand’s explosive growth with 2017 revenues skyrocketing over 700% YoY.